What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend? This is a true story. On Wednesday night I get home, I say to my wife in my broad Scottish accent, “I have this new game I think you might like, it’s called L.A. Noire.”

“Alien Water?” She replies. “Sound boring.”

Even my own wife can’t understand a word I say. At least I still have you guys – right? Right? [Awkward silence] .

Anyway… what are you guys playing this weekend?

As you may have guess from my rambling intro, this weekend I will be mostly playing L.A. Noire. I’m currently about one hour into the game and, while it still feels as though I’m in the ‘tutorial’ section, I’m thoroughly enjoying the change of pace the game provides. The writing seems a tiny bit shonky, but the ambition and scope of the game is clear.

I’m really hoping to play this game as part of an epic weekend session – which I haven’t really attempted with a game since Mass Effect 2. But it all depends on whether or not my wife feels like watching Gossip Girl again. [Shudder]

But what are you guys playing this weekend?


  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 most likely… My ozgameshop order of Brink turned up… Game should be called Stink, it’s bloody terrible… Once BF3 and MW3 come out, there will be no-one left to play with.

    Might also continue with The Witcher if I can get passed the battle I’m stuck on!

  • Witcher 2, LA Noire and Terraria. Terraria is terrible, it’s causing me to not play W2 and LA Noire because it’s so damn addictive.

    • I too will be Terraria-ing. This game has re-ignited the bizarre addiction that I found when I first got Minecraft. Why is it so damn fun to dig holes?

      • I think it’s the sense of discovering, exploration and progression. I love finding better minerals and — in the case of Terraria — harder enemies. It’s so incredibly addictive.

        • +1.

          I really love the varieties of loot they added too. I just found a magical boomerang and hermes shoes. This will keep my Diablo and Minecraft urges tamed for a while!

  • I’m going to start playing my long overdue copy of Prince of Persia Trilogy. Might beat at least the first two this weekend.

    If I get bored of that, Uncharted 2 online is back.

  • Got me a hankering for some RDR tonight, plus it gives me a chance to see if I can finally broadcast my mighty toneless voice on live.
    However, for the rest of the weekend, I believe I will shut myself in a gloomy, smoke filled room, settle down with a glass of whiskey and my fedora and tackle the mean streets of L.A. Noire.

  • Hahaha Alien Water, that’s brilliant.

    I’m hoping to finally crack out Monster Hunter Tri. Or maybe Conduit 2. Both games I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time, but still yet to get around to. Chances are it won’t happen though.

  • I marathoned my way through the rest of Portal 2 Single Player last night – might fiddle with co-op this weekend.

    Then I have to get back to GTA IV, which I want to re-complete before getting into the Episodes that I picked up cheap on Steam a little while back.

  • Brink, possibly LA Noire, that stupid thing I do where I go to a place and serve ingratious people videogames in exchange for their money, and D&D! 😀

    On the topic of D&D, Dark Sun is the best freaking setting ever. It’s so much fun to DM ^_^

  • LA Noire for me too. I just got it yesterday and so far am finding it really entertaining. It’s very different, but in a good way. It’s got elements from GTA, Mafia 2, Heavy Rain and Phoenix Wright. I have only done the first traffic case but am already looking forward to next one. Cant wait to get home and keep playing it! In saying that though I don’t see myself replaying it that much.

  • WITCHER. 2.

    Going to finish it then write up a Reader Review. Game is friggin’ incredible.

  • I strongly considered buying Alien Water, but got a PS3 console instead (yay).

    Must burn through my Xbox 360 pile o’ shame before it arrives:
    (maybe) Dragon Age again
    Alan Wake (Alien whack?)

  • Alien Water here also, but perhaps RDR tonight for a VERY short time…

    I will also be rebuilding my PC this weekend so will be offline for a bit (but with a 360 and PS3, I wont be without gaming…

  • Demon’s Souls and Batman: Arkham Asylum are the two obvious games. Buttercup is finally coming back and the goddamn Batman shall not be ignored.

  • Finally get to go home tonight after a week away… hopefully get to play some Bad Company 2 online at last.

  • I have the original Witcher I keep meaning to reinstall and play. I only sunk about 3 hours into it before I got distracted somehow. Might be something to do while my wife plays LA Noire.

  • RDR Undead Nightmare. Started after 100%’ing the main game and enjoying the change of pace. Also might play some TF2 and Reach. But more than likely I’ll play Pokemon instead.

  • Finished the terrible opening tutorial missions of LA Noire last night and got to the meaty bits, so there’ll be a bit of that and The Witcher 2.

  • If I can get my puter to behave itself, Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm. Otherwise more F1, Dirt2 and Mortal Kombat!

  • LEGO Pirates will be on the dinner plate for most of the weekend I think with the girlfriend…

    I’ll have to get up early for a few hours of LA Noire though.

  • Premium weekend of gaming coming up…

    Portal 2 co-op between PS3 and my Macbook Pro (which works ridiculously well, even the mic in the laptop works for chat).

    Follow with a main course of LA Noire. Oh yes. Good times for sure.

  • I got stuck into L.A Noire last night, for 8 hours straight. Loving it so far!
    Also have The Witcher 2, which I got stuck into the night before.
    So pretty much just those 2 games, all weekend.
    Better get the coffee out.

  • I’ll be chasing the last few achievements in Borderlands now that my wife and I have defeated Crawmerax the Invincible and done those tedious large tournaments for Moxxi’s Underdome Riot.

    So I’m going to be endlessly killing Claptraps to farm Pizza and Panties. Seriously.

  • I bought terraria on a whim after reading about it in TAY. I believe it now intends to absorb my entire weekend.

  • Got my girlfriends sisters birthday tomorrow, and my family are coming on sunday for my (early) birthday, seeing as i can’t see them during the week

    I’ll be finishing off the Vampire Wars book i’ve been reading for quite a while (the thing is a tome and a half!) and if i get some gaming time, then i hope to get some more mass effect/backbreaker/nfs shift/ forza 3 (thanks mark :D) in… depends on what mood i’m in… but it’s unlikely i’ll have much time 🙁

  • I’ll be playing L.A. Noire over the next three days. I have the day off on Monday because it will be my birthday. So, you know, what better way to spend the annual event of being a year closer to death by solving crimes. Right? …Guys?

  • A weekend off is a rarity for me so I will be spending many hours in front of the TV/computer. LA Noire, Half Life and TF2 will eat up most of my time.

  • LA Noire will be my main choice.

    Only did the first 3 missions last night. Had the missus fall asleep in it, because she reckoned it was just Grand Theft Auto.

    I’ll also be trying to fit in more AC Brotherhood as well.

  • “Alien Water?” She replies. “Sound boring.”

    Lmao ^^

    Saturday – Starcraft 2
    Sunday – More Starcraft 2

  • I had to either decide on getting Witcher 2 or L.A Noire… I went with the Witcher 2 instead. So thats my weekend!

  • AFL Live.
    Shame that it doesn’t get mentioned much on KotakuAU…. You guys should get behind the Aussie games more! (Yes, L.A Noire is from an Aussie Developer, but it’s from an international publisher, and it already gets enough air-time)

      • Can’t stand sport sims (games?), even though I really like sport (active and watching it).

        So I go and see the Raiders tonight; hope they beat those Doggies ^^
        (gonna be bloody cold though…)

    • Agreed! The first crack at a decent AFL game in god knows how long, and you barely hear a squeak about it!

      Also, AFL > Soccer > Ugby


  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Metroid Prime 3
    Mario Kart Wii
    New Super Mario Bros Ds

    • Sounds like you’re having a long Wiikend!

      BAHAHAHAHAha…ha…haa… oh my…

      …i’ll go now…

  • My copy of Alien Water hasn’t arrived yet *WAAA*
    Thinking of picking up Mass Effect 2 and playing through that game, one which I’ve passed up on many a time. Think I should bother?
    I mean I’m not really interested in the setting, but if the quality of game is good enough I can look past that.
    Also thinking of Terraria… I’m not exactly a fan of the whole Mein Kraft Schtick and after watching videos of Terraria, I can say that I can take it or leave it… But so far I’ve heard nothing but praise for it; which… Intrigues…

  • The usual bit of age of empires online beta, it’s very addicting, and hopefully some portal 2 co-op.

  • Witcher 2
    Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy
    LA Noire (If I can steal time on the TV)

    Three releases I’ve been holding my breath for, all in the one week. Duke may have to wait…

  • BF:BC2 since I’m still waiting for my copy of Brink. Maybe some SC2 as well but I suck very hard at SC2, even more so than at BC2 :\

    So LA Noire is definitely no GTA?

  • The Witcher 2, LA Noir and Yakuza 4. I finally made it up to Tannimura *giggle*….Maybe some Final Fantasy IV too seeing as I’ve made it to Mindy Windy and Bindy or whatever they’re called.

  • Up to the Raiden vs Shao Kahn fight – ludicrously tough. Teleport spam FTW.

    Still haven’t finished DKCR annnd I recently renewed my EVE subscription. God help me.

  • I will be playing portal 2 co op tonight. Finish RDR unread nightmare and sat/sun smashing The Witcher 2 – incredible game, loving it.
    Demons souls will have to be put on hold.

    Everyone go buy Witcher 2

  • After doing the first conversion gel test on Portal 2 last night and getting an incredible piece of exposition as a reward I have to see what happens next!

    Also while I wait around for Crysis 2 I’ll get my shooter kicks with some BF:BC2 and maybe some TF2 Original Flavor (ie: XBox) as well!

  • I’ll probably just end up playing some Reach and Terraria. Maybe L.A. Noire if I buy it somewhere, but I think I might order it online for cheapness.

    Also feel like playing some AC:B online, so might go for that.

  • My collectors edition of The Witcher 2 arrived yesterday, so I’ll be playing the hell out of that this weekend and seeing just how far through I can get.

  • Picked up DoW2 Retribution and all DLC off Steam last night, prolly hit that pretty hard. I intend to play more Brink, but I’ve noticed it’s starting to lose me already…..

    My PS3 is going to be pretty quiet until the PS store is back online I think. Might get around to doing more DQIX on DS, or some God Eater Burst on PSP.

    I’ve also been posessed of a strange urge to fire up my PS2 and play MGS3 again – I think it’s to do with it’s 3DS release later this year, which I can’t freakin’ wait for. MGS3. IN MY POCKET. I JUST CLOCKED LIFE.

  • Cave Johnson here.
    With the recent restoration of relations between Aperture Science and Sony Corporation, I’ve been busy managing the influx of test subjects for the cooperative testing initiative.
    On that note, I’ve purchased a copy of L.A. Noire, awaiting arrival in my mailbox. Here’s hoping it’s good.
    Cave Johnson, out.

  • Mostly L.A. Noire, might try to finish a bit more of FFXIII but that one’s a Long-Term Project 😛

  • Just picked up LA Noire so plan on melting my PS3. Failing that, prob some dirt 2 now that iv got all 3 PC screens connected.

Show more comments

Log in to comment on this story!